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Ribbleton brothel: Three Romanian men charged following human trafficking raids

Posted on - 29th July, 2015 - 7:41am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Ribbleton
The view of Longworth Street, Ribbleton from the main road

The view of Longworth Street, Ribbleton from the main road

Three men suspected of running a brothel and trafficking in women from Europe have been charged.

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Police raided a property in Longworth Street and found four women they suspect have been trafficked into the country and sexually exploited.

The three Romanian men arrested after Monday’s raid have now been charged.

Marius Petre, 26, has been charged with trafficking persons for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Adrian Matei, 33, has been charged with trafficking persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation and 2 serious sexual offences.

Ion Ionut, 35, has been charged with managing a brothel.

All three have been remanded to appear at Preston Magistrates court during Wednesday morning.

Inspector Paul McLernon from Preston Police said: “These charges follow a significant amount of work from many staff working long hours to help protect victims of trafficking and I would like to thank them for their efforts.”

He also added the four girls were being looked after by specially trained officers and charity workers.

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